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Why is Tom Cruise Crazy?

By Amber Campbell
Staff Columnist

Why is Tom Cruse crazy? One word: Scientology.

Scientology is a religion based on the ideas of a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard. He founded the church in the 1950s, in the best state ever, New Jersey. And thanks to MTV’s Jersey Shore everyone can imagine what a fist pumpin’ good time it must be to attend a service.

If you are unaware of some of the beliefs of Scientology a simple Wikipedia search is very enlightening. In fact, one of the most interesting ideas of the belief that a person’s thetan, or “soul,” is reincarnated on other plants before it comes to Earth. So not only are you a human but also possibly a rock from Mars, dust from Jupiter and ice from Uranus. Isn’t that exciting? Another main belief is the practice of auditing. Participants are forced to revisit dramatic events from their past in order to, more or less, get over them. So why go to a shrink and do this when you can get a whole new religion instead?

Some people might have noticed that celebrities seem to be jumping onto the Scientology band wagon. The reason behind this is simple. In Scientology people move up in rank depending on how much they are willing to give to the church. So Tom Cruse gives a couple million and becomes their poster boy. And by the sound of his laughing, which is always his response to any hard question about his religion; his thetan must have come from a galaxy far, far away.


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The Wesleyan Word is the official student newspaper of Wesleyan College. Operated and produced by students, The Word is printed twice per month during the fall and spring semesters. Online editions are released every Wednesday throughout the school year. Wesleyan College is a 4-year private residential college for women in Macon, Georgia. Established in 1836, Wesleyan College is the first college in the world to charter degrees to women.


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